A Day Trip To Malvern

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    It was such a gloriously sunny day here that I decided to go for a bus trip to the Malverns which are a group of small towns and villages, dotted along the 10 mile stretch of hills, I lived in Great Malvern on and off from the 1960's till the 1990's around 14 years in all.

    Malvern is about 8 miles from Worcester and 20 minutes on a bus, which run every 15 minutes and for seniors are of course free, even the onboard WiFi which works very well is free.

    This is the bus I had just got off .......


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    This is Malvern Link the industrial working area of the Malverns, mainly IT units and of course the Morgan Factory area

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    Walking across the common to Great Malvern


    This is the Malvern Link sign with the Morgan car that it is noted for ....

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    One of the many drinking fountains dotted around

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    Across the common..​

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    The Nags Head pub which was where we went for live folk music on a Friday night, it's also famous or infamous for drug dealing, actually Malvern despite it's gentile look is or was the drug capital of the county, on the other side of the hill in the photo is West Malvern, where all the artists and musicians reside, Nigel Kennedy used to live there and drugs were in demand, cannabis is also grown on the hillside, though there have been several recent police raids there.

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    This is the gatehouse to a retired home for the clergy, which overlooks the common, it actually goes back a long way into several large housing units...

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    The continuation into Great Malvern and the Priory...


    The Priory Interior


    Here are some still photos I took inside the Priory and around...

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    I like the shadows of the widows opposite on the walls...

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    A few of the many tombstones you walk on as you go around, it's surprising they haven't worn away

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    Nice pictures @Terry Page . I didn't realise the Morgan factory was in Malvern...
     
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    The top of Great Malvern town....and on to the Theatre






    A few still photos

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    Thanks @Holly Saunders ...yes there used to be a 7 year waiting list, mainly export, but I am not sure how they are doing these days, I have never been for a ride in one, but I do recall a neighbour having a three wheeler version, back when I was a child in the late '40s which I did sit in...

    This is the model

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    You live in a beautiful place, @Terry Page . I am enjoying your tours.
     
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    Great Malvern Train Station......





    The old video of the station I mentioned on the video in case you haven't seen it

     
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    Thanks @Shirley Martin I guess it is a beautiful place but of course I take it for granted ;)
     
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    Gorgeous pictures and really like seeing them Terry !
     
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